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sides indicate that each side thinks they have leverage, and john boehner said earlier this week that he sees no need to raise taxes on upper income households, and that would be bad for small businesses and show no indication of a willingness to compromise. will he need to compromise ultimately on that issue? >> well, first of all, if you think that was said prior to yesterday i think we should start with a big discount rate that anybody at any level, and most americans have discounted them totally. and that's what politicians must worry about, is massive discounting that's going on in this country of washington elected leadership and the need for people to restore themselves but and also i believe, after an election we will see an upsurge in intelligence in washington. lots of intelligent people in congress but whether they collectively pay that way is not obvious. [inaudible] >> pardon me? >> short-lived. >> exactly but i think the important thing here is that, this is a more positive because i don't doubt the hurdles that are just been discussed and i doubt this will certainly be a d
of a change. john boehner will be the speaker of the house, you know, unless something unforeseen happens in the next few weeks. he will be, he will keep the reign. the republicans gained, you know, a few seats, but that's not really going to effect his shot. he ran unopposed in ohio for his own race, and the defining conflict of the republican conference in the 112th congress, this sort of conflict between eric cantor, the majority leader, and john boehner, the speaker, is really behind them at least, you know, from everything that we have seen. the -- so that is remarkably stable, the first three positions. john boehner will be, you know, the next speaker, eric cantor will be the majority leader, and kevin mccarthy will be the majority whip. where it starts to get interesting is for the conference chairman position. this is currently held by jeb hensarling who is making a bid to be the financial services chairman. hensarling has been a sort of rising star for a while within republican ranks. he was a republican study committee chairman which is sort of the top conservative position in r
and 2008 election. so i think john boehner has some basis for saying that as the president has demanded, so do house republicans. popular vote for house republicans will probably come out something like 50-48, by which obama beat romney. that hasn't been fully tabulated yet. back about 20 years ago, circa 1990, political scientists and pundits said republicans have a lock on the presidency and democrats had a lock on the house. they had all sorts of good reasons why this was so. the democrats picked the lock on the presidency in 1992, republicans broke the lock on the house in 1994. starting with this election, democrats have won four of the six presidential elections and won a plurality of popular vote in another. republicans have won majority in six out of eight elections for the house representatives. so, this is, no, eight out of 10. in the house of representatives. looking back from 2014 them back 20 years to 1994, we will have had during that period or 10 years a democratic president and republican house. two things that people in 1990 said could never happen. so it's something like t
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